An Independent
Bookshop on the
Historic Downtown Mall

Serving Albemarle and Central Virginia since 1924

New Dominion Bookshop


New Dominion Bookshop is the oldest independent bookseller in Virginia, located in Historic Downtown Charlottesville. Our collection includes many selections from fiction, non-fiction, and children’s literature, and a unique selection of architecture and landscape gardening resources.

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At New Dominion Bookshop you will find a pleasant, old-fashioned atmosphere and a friendly, attentive staff who are interested in literature and readers like you.

New Dominion Bookshop


September 28 7:00pm

Join us for an evening of poetry with Erika Meitner (Holy Moly Carry Me) and Emilia Phillips (Empty Clip).

October 05 7:00pm

Join us at 7 PM on the first Friday of the month for Friday Night Writes, an evening of young writers performing their short stories, poetry, and music.

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Special orders and domestic shipping available, with free gift-wrapping!

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Memories of New Dominion Bookshop

Former bookseller Julia Henshaw reflects back on the old days of the shop, when it was owned by C. C. Wells.

New Dominion Events at Festival of the Book

Check out all of the great events coming to New Dominion during the 2018 Virginia Festival of the Book.

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